GTI - fright by Ford

Cologne, October 31, 2014

For twelve years makes the Ford Focus ST hunt for the VW Golf GTI. Now the sporty compact was sent analogous to the remaining series for lifting. But not enough: A new diesel sounds the charge on the Golf GTD. Now Ford has announced the prices of the Focus - double tip.

Double - election

As yet, the Focus ST will be offered as a five-door hatchback and station wagon called tournament. This distinguishes him from his rivals Wolfsburg, where you been a GTI or GTD Variant searches in vain. The new diesel version of the ST is powered by a two-liter engine with 185 hp with 400 Nm of torque from 2000 to 2750 tours. From zero to 100 km / h comes in 8.1 seconds ( tournament: 8.3 seconds ), a maximum of 217 km / h.

sharpened chassis

The familiar two-liter gasoline engine with 250 hp accelerates the ST - double in 6.5 respectively 6.7 seconds to 100 km, the top 248 km / h. When revising the sports suspension on the Focus ST got new springs with appropriately tuned dampers, added stiffer stock. The ESP can be switched off if required, only the so-called " Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control" remains active. Is always connected via a manual six-speed gearbox. As standard, all ST on 18 - inch wheels, optional 19 - inch model available.

Cheaper than the Golf

A choice of three trim levels: Above ST ST ranks with " Leather Sport Package " and part leather seats, while there are completely covered with animal skin seats " leather - exclusive package ". Standard color is white, optional are red, gray and yellow to choose from. Prices start at 28,850 euros for the petrol engine, the diesel is quoted at 29,650 euros. If you want a combi - ST, must take into account 950 € extra charge. For comparison, the prices on Volkswagen Golf GTI costs with rear doors € 29,575, the five-door GTD 30,600 euros. Ordered is the new Ford Focus ST from now on, from the first quarter of 2015, the vehicles will be delivered . ( rh )